A report by Shirley Gomes for Latin Times.
Vicente Luis García Guillén, better known as Vicente García, can be considered the king of the fusions. His music revolves around musical currents such as Blues, Jazz, Folk, Bachata, Salsa and Merengue, achieving incredible melodies that are complemented by lyrics based on such real personal experiences, that it is inevitable not to add the song to the soundtrack of your life.
With his light brown hair in a Rastafarian style, Vicente is a worthy representation of the Caribbean. A natural and innovative young man who has earned, with much effort, to be part of our playlists, and was just awarded with Latin Grammys Best New Artist, as well as Best Tropical Song for “Bachata en Kingston,” and Best Singer-Songwriter Album for “A La Mar.”
In addition to the happiness of his recent triumph, the young Dominican living in Colombia, has just released the music video for his song “Bachata en Kingston.” In this song, García shows a glimpse of life for Caribbean people who live in an urban metropolis like Bogotá – as is his personal experience – very different from the beach lifestyle.
“The idea was to make the characters interact in environments different than the beach or any other tropical setting,” said the singer. “This is very similar to my personal experience, I am a Dominican with a day by day life in the city of Bogotá… so we wanted to show that from another point of view.”
- 10 Things To Know About 3-Time Latin Grammy Winner Vicente García:
- Vicente García is a 34-year-old musician, born and raised in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
- He started his musical career in late 2002 as lead singer of the Dominican alternative rock band Calor Urbano.
- In 2010 García left the band to pursue a solo career.
- García signed in Hollywood, California with the label Capitol Latin.
- His first solo album is titled Melodrama and his first single “Cómo Has Logrado” became a huge hit.
- His first concert as soloist was in front of over 14,000 people in the KQ Live Concert event in San Juan, Puerto Rico. As a soloist, he has collaborated in concerts with Juan Luis Guerra, Prince Royce,Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, and Maná among many others.
- García wrote with Mario Domm the songs “Este Momento” and “Tu Tiempo Ya Se Fue.” The songs are part of the album Elypse from the Mexican group Camila.
- After four years since his first album, he released “A La Mar.” Merging a variety of musical genres ranging from Bachata to Reggae, Pri-prí, Gagá, Congos de Villa Mella, popular Dominican songs and Folk.
- Vicente’s song “Bachata en Kingston” was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the “Best Tropical Song” category in addition to his nominations for “Best New Artist,” “Album of the Year” and “Best Singer-Songwriter Album.”
- Vicente won as “Best New Artist,” “Best Singer-Songwriter Album” and “Best Tropical Song” at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards.